Kelme is planning to introduce a special interactive system for runners in 2015. The Spanish firm says it is developing an innovative running shoe with a special device that will allow the user to better plan his or her training routine and to avoid possible injuries – taking into account the biomechanics of the runner, in contrast with other systems, and reacting in real time. A microelectronic system records the characteristic biomechanical parameters of the technique adopted by the user while running. The data are processed and transmitted to his or her cell phone. They can also be uploaded on an internet portal whose app can help the runner as a personal coaching system. Called Runsafer, the new project is being carried out by the Spanish company in cooperation with the Biomecanics Institute of Valencia and various other technological centers in the framework of a research program partly funded by the European Commission. The project should be finalized in the summer of 2014.

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